ENCANTO COMPOSERS, WHITE LOTUS & MORE WIN ASCAP COMPOSERS’ CHOICE AWARD AS 2022 ASCAP SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS LAUNCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA @ASCAP
Composers awarded by ASCAP for Loki, Only Murders in the Building and The morning show Join ASCAP Experience Hit Streaming Series Panel on May 5
NEW YORK, May 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Honoring composers whose music elevates the magic of the moving image, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers today reveals the winners of the ASCAP Screen Music Awards 2022. The event is taking place May 2-5 on social media @ASCAP and @ASCAPScreen on Instagram and opens with the winners of the coveted 2022 ASCAP Composers Choice Award.
The ASCAP Composers’ Choice Awards are the only honors of their kind among American performing rights organizations – winners are chosen by the community of ASCAP composers and songwriters. Selected from an incredibly talented group of nomineesthe 2022 winners have created the music for an Academy Award-winning musical animated film, a motion picture documentary examining the history of Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Massacre, a satirical comedy-drama series, and a an intergalactic adventure game:
- Film Music of the Year: Encanto – Germaine Franco
- Documentary music of the year: Dreamland: The Burning of Black Wall Street – amanda jones
- TV Music of the Year: The White Lotus – Cristobal Tapia de Veer
- TV theme of the year: The White Lotus – Cristobal Tapia de Veer
- Video Game of the Year Score: Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart – Wataru Hokoyama
The 2022 ASCAP Screen Music Awards reflect the new golden age of streaming television, with composers from many of the past year’s hit series among the winners. They include Bear McCreary for his score for a stunning sci-fi streamer Foundation, Jung Jae Il, 23 years old and Min Ju Park for their work on the megahit record squid game and Lorne Balfe for his musical prowess featured in the two fantasy adventure shows The wheel of time and drama miniseries Sick. From Best Streaming Movies winners, Marius de Vries is recognized for his score on an Oscar-winning film CODAand Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell win their first ASCAP Screen Award for their music in the documentary Billie Eilish: The world is a bit blurry.
In other higher categories, Best Box Office Film go to Michael Giacchino for his epic score in box office history Spider-Man: No Coming Homeand industry giant David Vanacore is named overall winner for Most played themes and underscores for his work on shows including Survivor, naked and scared and Hell’s Kitchen. Composers Matthew Hawkins, Mauritius “m.0.” jackson and Neil Martin bring back home Best Network TV Series for their main theme for NCISwhile John Sereda won Best Cable TV Series for the music of the historical drama When the heart calls you.
ASCAP experience will be the host”Main Stream Music: Composing for TV in the age of streaming”, a special ASCAP Screen Music Awards session to close the festivities on May 5 to 3 p.m. ET/ 12:00 PT. Premiering on ASCAP’s YouTube channel, the panel will feature composers from hit streaming series Carter Burwell (The morning show), Nathalie Holt (Loki) and Siddhartha Khosla (Only murders in the building). ASCAP Screen Music Award winners will explore how composers have contributed to the incredible cultural impact of streaming series during the pandemic. More information about the ASCAP experience is available at www.ascapexperience.com.
Throughout the four-day social media celebration, the ASCAP Screen Music Awards will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes videos, tips, acceptance speeches and other surprises from the winning music creators. From 12 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. PT on from May 2 to May 5friends, fans and peers can join in the festivities via @ASCAP on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and @ASCAPScreen on Instagram, using the hashtag #ASCAPAwards.
The full list of winners is available on the ASCAP website: www.ascap.com/screenawards22.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional organization comprised of songwriters, composers, and music publishers of all types of music. ASCAP’s mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, to obtain equitable remuneration for the public performance of their works, and to distribute the royalties it collects on the basis of these executions. ASCAP members write the world’s most loved music, and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of this music to hundreds of thousands of companies who use it to add value to their business – from bars, restaurants and retail to radio, television and cable, internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license provides an effective solution for companies to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With more than 850,000 members representing more than 16 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the global leader in performance royalties, songwriter services and advocacy and the only organization American Performing Rights (PRO) owned and governed by its member authors and publishers. Learn more and stay in touch at www.ascap.comon Twitter and instagram @ASCAP and on Facebook.